The New York Times Company Announces the 10 Semifinalists for the Third Annual Nonprofit Excellence Awards
"The New York Times is proud to once again present the Nonprofit Awards, now in its third year," said Diane McNulty, executive director of community affairs and media relations, The New York Times. "This is a critical time for nonprofit organizations and more than ever, we should take this opportunity to recognize them for giving back to their communities and enriching the lives of everyday New Yorkers."
"At a time of severe stress for many nonprofits due to the economy, it is exciting to recognize these excellently run organizations and their management strategies," said Michael Clark, president, Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York.
"A silver lining in these otherwise hard times is a renewed appreciation of the nonprofit sector," said Ronna D. Brown, president, New York Regional Association of Grantmakers. "It's important to highlight the ways that excellent management of grant-seeking organizations is critical to successful programs and outcomes."
Up to four winners will be chosen from the 10 semifinalists and announced in June. On June 18, the winners will be honored at an awards reception at TheTimesCenter and will conduct a "best practices workshop" to share their winning management strategies with an invited audience. For more information on the program, please visit www.NYTimes-community.com.
Additional support for the program is provided by the Surdna Foundation; McGladrey & Pullen, LLP; the Fund for the City of New York; Social Enterprise Programs at Columbia Business School Executive Education; The New York Community Trust; and the Altman Foundation.
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